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Come drink from the fire hose! Join host Travis Michael Fleming as he explores the deep things of God from a biblically grounded, confessionally Christian, globally engaged perspective. No matter who you are, where you are from or what your situation, we believe God has something to say to you. In each episode we dive into the deep things of God as given to us in the Bible: from family and culture to religion, identity and yes, God himself especially through the person and work of Jesus Chri ...
 
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Is there a design for the body? Often today we hear people say, “I am not what my body is.” What place does our understanding of the body play in our theology? What difference does that make in regards to such subjects as gender reassignment surgery? Homosexuality? Abortion? Euthanasia? Eating disorders? Today on Apollos Watered, we welcome Dr. Tim…
 
Travis welcomes Tom Mercer to the show for their second conversation. Tom has been a pastor and leader for over 40 years. Travis & Tom continue discussing the Oikos principle. So many churches have bottlenecks that prevent them from doing what they say they are trying to do and that is reaching people. Getting people in the door to the church is on…
 
Travis welcomes Tom Mercer to the show! Tom has been a pastor and leader for over 40 years serving most of that time at High Desert Church in Victorville, California. They discuss Nate Bargatze, Victorville, growing up in a pastor's home, and the Oikos principle. The Oikos Principle-a simple approach to rethink how we share and live out our faith. …
 
Travis & Nancy Pearcey (America's pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual) continue their discussion on embracing God's design for the body, defending the faith by drawing attention to inconsistencies in worldviews, stories of life change of those who have embraced God's design, the importance of language and much more. At the center…
 
Travis welcomes Nancy Pearcey to the show! In this first part of their conversation, they discuss our view of the body and how it affects us: sexual identity, splits in reality, self, and the search for meaning, especially on how it revolves around our understanding of our bodies and the necessity of having a proper understanding of it. At the cent…
 
Travis welcomes Dr. Michael S. Heiser to AW! Not only is Mike a world-class scholar, but he enables us to see the naked Bible in its context—even the hard stuff that has left us scratching our heads saying, “What?” He pulls back the curtain on tough passages, often revealing connections we didn’t know were there. Not only that, Mike is not afraid o…
 
Travis and Kevin discuss Acts 8:1-2 and Acts 9:1-2 and what it means to be a follower of the Way. Do we believe that we really need God because our physical needs are being met? What does it mean to be a Christ-follower in the world that you live in? In the United States, for example, the expression of our faith may look different depending upon wh…
 
Travis and James Choung discuss revival (in Word, deed, and power), the need and our pursuit of it, returning to our first love, truncated Gospel understandings, multi-ethnic church, the fading idea of relevance, and how our mindset should transition from ministering to the culture to ministering to the remnant. They discuss evangelism in a society…
 
Travis has a deep conversation with James Choung on our need and desire for revival. Revival has had a lot of misunderstandings grow up around it over the years. Choung and his writing mate, Ryan Pfeiffer, have sought to restore the concept of revival by defining it and providing a way forward on how we can position ourselves so that true revival c…
 
What have we been up to? Not much. Just moving across states, finding and adjusting to new schools, missing church, dealing with biblical plagues, and getting covid :-) Despite the setbacks, we go back to Scripture and pick up our study of Acts. If you want to understand a person, you need to know where they have come from and if you understand whe…
 
Travis has a conversation with well-known social critic Philip Jenkins. Jenkins is an award-winning author and scholar. Travis & Philip discuss Dr. Jenkins's book, Fertility and Faith, and how secularization may be affecting the institutional practice of religion around the world. Dr. Philip Jenkins has a doctorate from Cambridge in history, taught…
 
The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. There are people ready to come to faith, but there aren't people who are willing to open up their homes, be vulnerable, and live an authentic life of faith in front of them. Are you? Travis and Nik delve into ministering in our modern culture are not often as hard as we make it. It is rather simple…
 
Travis & Nik continue their conversation with the persecuted church and our contemporary witness in the West. Nik shows us that it's at the point of witness that we identify with the persecuted or the persecutor. If we witness, we may well be persecuted, if we do not witness, we may never suffer. They also discuss modern western Christians' lack of…
 
Is the blood of the martyrs really the seed of the church? Join Travis and special guest Nik Ripken as they talk about all things Kentucky, family, the persecuted church, and Nik's book, The Insanity of Obedience. Growing up in Kentucky, obeying Christ's call to go to the nations, Nik & Ruth Ripken went to Malawi, South Africa, and Kenya. Sensing G…
 
Join Travis as he talks with Mike Goheen and how the Gospel needs to be lived out in the West that is infected with a consumer worldview. Travis and Mike discuss the Bible as the true story of the whole world and how we are invited into that story and how we can live that story out in our specific worlds. They talk about Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998…
 
Ever wondered why people in the U.S. once they hear you are a follower of Jesus simply tune you out? Or if you talk about Jesus, they say, "Been there. Done that." Why is it that people in majority world cultures are responding so differently to the Gospel? Can anything be done about it? Join Travis as he talks with Mike Goheen. Mike is a missiolog…
 
Season 2 is finally here! What is happening with Apollos Watered?! Some incredible stuff that can help you water your world! Who do you want to hear from? What do you want us to talk about? What is a resource that can help in your walk with God? And is there a way to get some of those resources at a discounted price? Yes! Travis & Kevin, the origin…
 
Join Travis for the second part of his Deep Conversation with Audrey Frank. Travis and Audrey discuss shame and the shame bearers in Muslim society...women. What does that mean? What does it mean to the women of Afghanistan in light of recent events? What does our modern cancel culture have to do with ancient concepts of shame? Everything! Listen i…
 
Join Travis as he has a deep conversation w/true storyteller Audrey Frank. She is a daughter of God, wife, mother, friend, poet, and true storyteller. She is a voice giver to those who have been silenced by shame. She is a storyteller guide who leads us through the art gallery of God's grace decorated with God’s great masterpieces—created in the li…
 
What makes someone a follower of Jesus? Can you identify the characteristics? How can you identify a Jesus' follower? What is your test? Is it because they say they are? Can someone claim to be a Christ-follower and not be a Christian? What if they are baptized? What about those who look and sound like Jesus' followers, but upon further inspection,…
 
The Chosen has taken the world by storm. It enables us to see things from the perspective of those who knew Him. We can find ourselves in the story and see how their stories make sense. Dallas has tapped into our imagination and desire to see and know more. How did they start to follow Jesus? What was it about Him that would make them follow when H…
 
Join Travis and Os Guinness as they discuss religious liberty in the West and how Christians should respond. Western Christians are often ignorant of history and can't see the forces that are slowly eroding away their faith and religious freedoms. It's the spirit of the age operating as a cultural carbon monoxide of sorts, slowly lulling people int…
 
Join Travis as he and special guest Os Guinness discuss humor, American vs. British culture, modernity, the state of the modern evangelical church in the west, and cultural revolutions happening all around us. Os and Travis also discuss Os's new book The Magna Carta of Humanity and how the only hope for the West is to not look at the American revol…
 
There are things in life that fly at us that we didn't expect-trials, troubles, and traumas--things we have done as well as things done to us that we do not like, but God has a way of taking them and turning them into unexpected blessings. As Travis continues walking us through the books of Acts, we find a church growing and persecution growing alo…
 
When I was a kid, I remember my mother saying stuff like, "Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other is gold." And "See a penny pick it up, all day long, you will have good luck." When we were walking on a sidewalk she would warn me to not step on the crack because it would break her back! My mom was a little superstitious and …
 
Islam is on the rise. More than ever we are interacting with Muslims, but most of the time what we know about Islam is only what the media tells us. Join Travis as he has a Deep Conversation with Fouad Masri. Fouad is the founder of the Crescent Project which seeks to train Christians to build bridges with Muslims so that they too may know who Jesu…
 
We all need examples to follow. From the time we are young, we need people to show us different things. Whether it is how to shoot a basketball, how to run a business, how to cook, clean properly, we all are looking for examples to follow. Biblically speaking, we have one of the greatest examples in the ministry of Stephen. He shows us what it mean…
 
Travis and Irwyn continue their conversation about Irwyn's book, The Beautiful Community, and how we have a tendency to ghettoize ourselves. Yes, "ghettoize" is a word! They also talk about their children, obstacles to being part of God's beautiful community, and the blessings of God that when people pursue it. Hint, the world sees Jesus through it…
 
Growing in Christ isn't easy. It is part of this community called a church that can be in a word...messy. People say that they like Jesus, but not the church, but the church is the Body of Christ-and as such it is not optional in God's economy. We need community-even though it is messed up at times. But, this is nothing new. It has always been fill…
 
Travis & Irwyn L. Ince, Jr. talk about the church and ethnicity, as well as Irwyn's award-winning book, The Beautiful Community. It's God's wonderful mosaic, whereby, we in all of our diversity come together to form a picture of Christ to the world. But there are many obstacles along the way-ghettoization being one. They also talk about comics, Run…
 
What happens when God works in your life? How do people usually respond? Travis delves into Acts 5:12-42 and shows us that the responses we receive are not unique to us, but by looking at them and their experiences, we can find strength. C.S. Lewis reminds us time and time again that our God is not tame, but He is good and even our sufferings He wi…
 
Travis & Jeremy continue their discussion on what its like pastoring in LA and how the Kingdom of God shapes everything about how we see the world. We subscribe more than a lifeboat theology whereby we simply seek to save people out of the world (although that is a big part of it!), but it is looking at all of life through the lens of what it means…
 
Can the Enneagram be used in church? Should the Enneagram be in church? Join Travis as talks with Todd Wilson about his book, The Enneagram Goes to Church and how it can help or hinder church life. They discuss the Enneagram, worship, pastoral ministry, preaching, and a whole lot more! You can check out the book here.…
 
The Enneagram seems to be everywhere! So many evangelical Christians have been discussing the Enneagram. What do we do with it? Join Travis as he talks with special guest, Todd A. Wilson, co-founder of the Center for Pastor Theologians about his new book, The Enneagram Goes to Church. What does the Enneagram have to do with church? What does it hav…
 
The book of Acts may seem like it's far removed from our world, but it's surprisingly not. It is a snapshot of people just like us with God's Spirit working in their lives in ways that seem common but are quite transformational. So many Christians get caught up in the supernatural aspect of things that they fail to miss the overall heartbeat and se…
 
How did we get to where we are when it comes to gender identity? Sexuality? When did it become "normal " in our culture when a person could say that they were trapped in the body of the wrong gender? It didn't happen overnight, that's for sure. Church historian and theologian Carl Trueman has chartered a course for us through the centuries through …
 
What price would you pay to follow Jesus? Join Travis as he talks with social media influencer Sandra Poenar in the second part of their conversation. In the first part, Sandra spoke about how she went out to LA to pursue the LA lifestyle and how Christ took hold of her, but in this second part, we see the price that she had to pay for following Ch…
 
Join Travis as he has a deep conversation with Sandra Poenar. Sandra Poenar is a former social media influencer who discovered that the pleasures of life and fame are not soul-fulfilling. She spent years of her early adult life living the “LA lifestyle”. After encountering Jesus, she forsook the world to pursue Him wholeheartedly and never looked b…
 
What do we do when our faith gets tough? Why do we seem surprised whenever persecution is around the corner, even when Jesus said it would happen? What did the early church do? What inspiration can we get from them? In today's episode, Travis explores Acts 4:23-31 and draws some pretty awesome things out that we can apply to our lives so that we ma…
 
Craig and I talk about the movement away from the Western church and evangelism, the rising tide of secularization, the drift away from a common language that keeps us from sharing with those in our everyday worlds, mental health, and discipleship in our world today. Is evangelism a presentation or a process? Do we need to take a new approach to ev…
 
Is there a color or culture to Christianity? Is there a black Christianity? Is there a white one? How about Latino? Asian? American? Are there different kinds of Christianities in the world? Why is it certain cultures express their faith in Christ in different ways? Why is it that racism seems to be such a dividing factor in the church today? Liste…
 
How do people respond when God really transforms a person's life? Is God really a threat to how we live? Join Travis as he examines an episode from the early church. When God works, people take notice...some love it and others hate it. Threats, transformation, and testimonies. How do you respond whenever God shows you something? Should we expect so…
 
Join Travis as he walks through how hopeless and messed we really are, Moral Therapeutic Deism, healing, hurt, and what hope God brings. And it is soo much BIGGER than we could ever imagine. Surprisingly, on the way, we discover a beautiful thing called joy! He also walks us through how we can enter into that joy. Listen in as Travis goes off on co…
 
Travis and Scott talk about sci-fi, the MCU, spiritual warfare, demonology. Why do evangelicals talk about almost everything but the spirit realm when the Bible talks about it a great deal? They also discuss the flaw of the excluded middle (think middle earth and you may get the idea-its where people live and there are spirits and other stuff), whi…
 
What role does the church play in our world today? Why do people think that they can have Jesus but not the church? It's like saying, "I don't want wet, but I want water." The two go together! Our world is rootless-and we need to put down roots, fighting being gyrovagues, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and learning what it means to truly be in a community to…
 
This is the craziest conversation I have had thus far! We talk about Russian tea (Lipton, tang, OJ), fermented mare’s milk, stir-fried dog, donkey sandwiches, and 10 lbs. of Toblerone, missiology, pimple church, homogenous unit principle, and a whole lot more! We go so far as to answer the question: is it wrong to be part of a church that is homoge…
 
Travis welcomes special guest, Jayson Georges, author of the 3D Gospel and Ministering in Honor-Shame cultures. He is the guru of Honor-Shame, creating the Honor-Shame network and a host of other resources to help you discern your culture and how you can minister in it. He is super passionate about reaching peoples from various backgrounds as well …
 
So many people read the book of Acts and are not quite sure what to do with it. Travis takes us through Acts 2:1-13, showing us that God gives us a front-row seat to the birth of the church-a mosaic of people from all different backgrounds, united together by God's Spirit. When we see what God was doing in Acts 2:1-13, we see God's plan for the nat…
 
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